Island Barry D. Truax

Island is an 8- or 16-track soundscape composition that blends natural acoustic environmental sounds with processed versions of the same sounds. The result is a visit to an imaginary island imbued with magical realism, beginning at the shoreline, proceeding up a rapidly flowing stream, visiting a resonant cistern, climbing to the windy peak of a mountain lake, descending again through a nighttime forest of crickets, and ending at a different shoreline.

  • Year of composition: 2000
  • Genre: Soundscape
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Instrumentation: 8 digital soundtracks
  • Hardware used: Original sound recordings by the World Soundscape Project, Robert MacNevin, David Monacchi and the composer.
  • Software used: The 16- and 8-channel versions of this work were created with Richmond Sound Design’s AudioBox computer-controlled diffusion system. Processing with the PODX system.
  • Duration of the submitted work: 19:00
  • Publisher: Cambridge Street Publishing
  • Premiere: March 16, 2001, Simon Fraser University
  • Disc publication: Island is available on the Cambridge Street Records CD Islands, CSR-CD 0101

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